Where are the Pompeii ruins located?
Pompeii, Italian Pompei, preserved ancient Roman city in Campania, Italy, 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Naples, at the southeastern base of Mount Vesuvius.
Where is Pompeii located in Italy?
Nearly 2,000 years ago, Pompeii was a bustling city located in what is now southern Italy. But in the summer of A.D. 79, the nearby Mount Vesuvius volcano erupted. It spewed smoke and toxic gas 20 miles into the air, which soon spread to the town.
What happened to the city of Pompeii?
Mount Vesuvius, a volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, has erupted more than 50 times. Its most famous eruption took place in the year 79 A.D., when the volcano buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash.
How do I get to Pompeii ruins?
For your visit to Pompeii you can either book your tickets online, via the official ticket supplier Ticketone or go to the ticket offices at Porta Marina, Piazza Anfiteatro and Piazza Esedra. There was a small queue when I visited in April so booking online could be a good idea during the hot summer months.
How do I get to Pompeii?
The easiest way to reach both Pompeii and Herculaneum is the Circumvesuviana train that runs between Naples and Sorrento. From the Circumvesuviana stations, you can easily walk to the ruins or catch a bus for the Mount Vesuvius National Park.
What is the capital city of Pompeii?
Pompei (Italian pronunciation: [pomˈpɛi]; Neapolitan: Pumpeje, [pumˈbɛːjə]) or Pompeii (/pɒmˈpeɪ(i)/, as in the name of the ancient city), is a city and commune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy, home of the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Is Pompeii open now?
Pompeii is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. It may also be closed on May Day (May 1) – this is decided at very short notice. In the winter months (November to March), Pompeii is open Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm, with the last entry at 3.30pm.
What is the closest city to Pompeii?
Naples. Being only 16.6 miles away from Pompeii, the city of Naples is the perfect half- or full-day trip from Pompeii. To get there, take the train from Pompeii to Circumvesuviana, or if you’ve got your own transport it’s a 30-minute drive via the A3 road.